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Category: Cool Tools

Getting Started with Google Voice

One of the coolest services offered by Google is Google Voice, a revolutionary phone system that brings a wealth of new features to your various phones. The big idea behind it is that it separates your phone number from your phone service, thereby giving you… Continue reading

Flex Your Muscles with Google’s Site: Operator

Google’s site: operator has been since, more or less, Google began. Basically, this option allows you to search for text on one specific site. However, we’ll see in a minute that it does a whole lot more, especially for you as a small business or organization… Continue reading

Square vs PayPal vs Amazon for Accepting Payments

Being in business means you need to get paid, right? Well, at least it does if you want to stay in business. Accepting credit/debit cards is pretty much a must. Fortunately, there are a lot of great options out there from which you can choose. We’ll… Continue reading

Collaborating on Documents

collaborating on documents

More and more it feels like people are collaborating on documents from their homes, desks, and the little cafe down the street. Having the ability to take your work with you is both a blessing and a curse. It’s also becoming a necessity. You need… Continue reading

Online Storage Options

Storage Units

To the cloud! I swear I hear that phrase every day. Someone is always wanting to store data in “the cloud.” Well, ya know, there’s a reason for that. In a mobile world, we need our data, our documents, even our family photos accessible to… Continue reading

Text Expanders Shrink Your Typing

A cool little class of tools, text expanders allow you to quickly (and repeatedly) turn a few short keystrokes into a whole bunch of keystrokes, thereby saving you time and effort. Growing up, I used to watch shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie.… Continue reading

Contact Forms Let Visitors Say Hello

Last weeks cool little tool, CryptX, is a great way to put an email address on your website without letting the spammers get a hold of it. However, sometimes you really just want a way for your website visitors to reach out and say hello… Continue reading

CryptX Helps You Cut Out Spam

I love my email spam filter. But as good as it is, sometimes spam still gets through. Every step forward that spam filters make, spammers take (or at least try to take) two steps forward to ensure that some of their annoying messages get through.… Continue reading

Automate Yourself with IFTTT.com


IFTTT rhymes with “gift” and Christmas is about to come early for you! It seems like I am always doing hundreds of small online chores to involving my blog, my social media presence (personal and professional,) archiving important notes and emails, etc. None of them take very long.… Continue reading

Blog Via Email With Postie

I don’t know about you, but I seem to live in my email. It’s my reminder system, my todo list, my idea notebook, my photo file … oh, and it actually provides this weird “electronic letter delivery system” that I use all day long for personal and work… Continue reading